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Chapter-14 Thalassemia Screening and Control Program

BOOK TITLE: Recent Advances in Hematology-3

Author
1. Upadhyay Amit
2. Choudhry VP
ISBN
9788184488883
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11240_14
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
11
Author Affiliations
1. LLRM Medical College, Meerut, UP, India, Sunflat Pahuja Center for Blood Disorders, Faridabad, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2. Sunflat Pahuja Center for Blood Disorders, Faridabad, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, e-mail: vedpchoudhry@yahoo.co.in, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Sunflag Pahuja Center for Blood Disorders, Sunflag Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India; Paras Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, Batra Hospital and Medical Research Center, New Delhi, India; Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India
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Abstract

Thalassemia is the commonest hemolytic anemia in the world. In India it has been estimated that there are five crore thalassemia carriers and over twelve thousands children with thalassemia major are born in India. The cost of therapy for management of these children is beyond the reach of the families and the government. Various studies all over the World have shown that it is cost effective to control the birth of thalassemic babies. Several countries have successfully controlled the birth of thalassemia in their countries. Various strategies along with modalities for control of thalassemia program utilizing the present primary health care system or medical college system have been reviewed along with their pros and cons. There is an urgent need to initiate the thalassemia screening and control program and government of India needs to take necessary steps in that direction on top priority.

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